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Re: origin of Vardeman surname
Posted by: Michelle Vardeman Date: June 29, 2001 at 08:51:59
In Reply to: Re: origin of Vardeman surname by David Vardiman of 285

Hi, David, I read your post to Bob about the origin of the Vardeman surname. I'd like any and all information you can provide. A few years ago I completed a Master's English summer semester at Oxford University in England and my professor there stated that he thought the origin may be the old Norse word "Verde" meaning "landholder." I've done no follow-up on this, but was intrigued. I just happened to stumble upon this site today--I'm so thrilled to find it! I know I'm a fifth-generation Texan and relatives of mine here in Texas have traced our line back to Wales in the 1600's. Having studied Old English, I thought that Vardemans could have come to Wales through the Viking and Norman invasions from 800 A.D. on. Anyway, if you could point me to as much information as is available, I'd be much appreciative.

Best,
Michelle Vardeman


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